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Alice Walton is KPCC's online Politics Reporter.

Prior to joining KPCC, Walton created and published, an online news site about Los Angeles city politics. Walton covered local politics and the occasional Hollywood awards ceremony for City News Service from 2005 to 2009.

Walton has a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree in print journalism and political science from the University of Southern California. She is a very proud Trojan.

Walton is the 2012 president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She can be found on Twitter @TheCityMaven.

Stories by Alice Walton

Labor leader Dolores Huerta backs Curren Price in South LA

She joins Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, council President Herb Wesson and the County Federation of Labor in backing the State Senator for the Ninth District seat.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Watts Towers get a makeover

Today is Monday, April 1 and headlines include a makeover for the Watts Towers, visions for the controller's office, and pardons out of Sacramento.

LA candidates meet for forum on transit, environment

Public transit and the environment will be among the issues discussed by candidates for city attorney, controller and the city council at a Monday event.

Supervisor Molina endorses Ana Cubas in South LA

Molina was the first Latina to serve on the Los Angeles City Council. On Friday, she endorsed Cubas, who would become the second Latina if elected.

LA mayor's race: In Perry-Greuel rift, a wag asks, 'Who's that white lady?'

As mayoral candidates tout endorsements from prominent African-Americans, a commentator takes Wendy Greuel to task for a campaign tactic.

Councilman Bernard Parks backs Eric Garcetti for LA mayor

As past chair of the city council's budget committee, Parks frequently clashed with many of the city unions that are now supporting Wendy Greuel.

Kevin James says he's close to a mayoral endorsement

The former candidate reached out to his supporters for their opinions. James' nod could sway some of the city's more conservative voters.

Maven's Morning Coffee: LA gets fiscal commission

Today is Friday, March 29 and headlines include the appointment of a fiscal commission, preliminary approval of a Hollywood development, and bike lanes on Colorado Boulevard.

LA mayor's race: Perry endorses Garcetti; Magic endorses Greuel

Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel, the two remaining candidates for Los Angeles mayor, both announced major endorsements on Thursday. Will they make a difference?

Maven's Morning Coffee: Hollywood project gets hearing

Today is Thursday, March 28 and headlines include major endorsements in the mayor's race, a Planning Commission hearing on a Hollywood project, and Jerry Brown talks mule meat.

Endorsements pour in for South LA city council race

State Sen. Curren Price was endorsed Wednesday by a former opponent, while Ana Cubas picked up support from L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks.

City Hall plots out Convention Center's future without NFL

While hoping the NFL will return to Los Angeles, city leaders are starting to plan Convention Center renovations that do not include a football stadium.

Dodgers look to contract with LAFD for ambulances

City paramedics could be stationed at Dodger Stadium during regular season home games under a plan considered Wednesday by the LA City Council.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Herb Wesson optimistic on pro football

Today is Wednesday, March 27 and headlines include Herb Wesson's optimism for a football team, questions on Eric Garcetti's jobs numbers, and LAPD's online police reports.

Garcetti backed by African-American women's political group

The LA African American Women Political Action Committee endorsed Eric Garcetti as both mayoral candidates seek support from small but pivotal black electorate.